|Project by Reddial||posted 04-20-2012 01:39 AM||7097 views||45 times favorited||38 comments|
When I began to cut dovetails a couple of years ago, I decided it might be a good idea to build a toolbox to hold the special tools I wanted to keep specifically for dovetailing. I thought would be appropriate to build the box utilizing dovetail joinery.
I used cherry and walnut primarily except for baltic birch I used for the interior backboards where all of the tools are attached. The tool racks are easily removable to accomodate tool changes and additions.
The handles are easily removed.
The front and back are attched with walnut dowells left a bit proud. A few brass screws were used where the component might require easy removal or adjustment, but nearly everything was dowelled. Some as small as 1/8”. There are 3 SOSS hinges.The locking mechanism is a 1/4” dowell that I carved threads into. I used a pointed dowell inserted into the hole to engage the threads and act as the female portion of the lock.
Tools consist of everything I need for dovetailing and I only open this box for that purpose. Included are my best Two Cherries chisels, one of my refurbed #4 Baileys, shop made mallet, Veritas dovetail making gauges, and japanese saw.
-- Darrel..."The biggest threat to 'good' is 'better'.